Archive for the ‘Iain Hunter’ Category
wsj: “At 73, Whitlock ran a marathon in 2:54:49…At 80, he clocked in at 3:15:54…[He ran] a 1:50:47 half marathon—at age 85.”March 14, 2017
“A Year of Brutal Training for Racing in the Andes – A Boston biotech executive leaves nothing to chance as he prepares for the Roving Race in the Andes” (Updated)February 12, 2017
Dr. Bermingham, 44, has embarked on a yearlong training program to prepare for the Roving Race, a grinding, weeklong outdoor competition that changes location every year. In November, Dr. Bermingham heads to Patagonia, where he will run 25 miles a day over rough terrain for four days—followed by a 50 mile overnight stretch. (The final day is a mere 6 miles.) Organizers expect 250 to 300 participants from 40 countries.
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wsj: Marathon Advice Straight From the 1970s – – A father’s journal guides his daughter’s first attempt at the New York City MarathonOctober 25, 2016
If I can get healthy, get over my current running injury and avoid future ones, training for and running a marathon could be a good thing for me . . .
As a form of encouragement, my father, now an avid swimmer, sent the journal he kept at the time of his first marathon—a spiral “Perfect Penmanship” blue notebook with Running 1978 written and underlined on the cover . . .
Its yellowed pages, taped newspaper clippings and hand-drawn charts are record-keeping of a bygone era devoid of connected fitness gadgets. Each dated entry—there are more than 200—has the mileage marked on the left column. There is an illustrated map of his go-to run around a local reservoir.